Abdul Rahman is 12 years old and has CP. He cannot walk on his own. He goes with his father to the Homs rehabilitation center for physiotherapy sessions to help him develop some motor skills. He is taken good care by the staff and they all praise his positive and sunny attitude. Homs, Syria / 21.02.2018 / photo Maria Santto, Finnish Red Cross
People who’ve fled Rakhine in Myanmar for safety in Bangladesh now face the threat of monsoon rains and cyclones.
The rising number of people fleeing conflict and the arrival of thousands of migrants are overwhelming public health facilities in Niger.
IFRC in Europe and Central Asia
The IFRC’s European Regional Office works in support of 53 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Through its Country Cluster Support Teams and Country Offices, it provides coordination, financial and technical support for disaster operations and longer term development programmes throughout the region.
On the Red Cross and Red Crescent network
World Disasters Report 2016
This World Disasters Report makes the case simply and eloquently for a different approach to humanitarian action, one that strives to strengthen the resilience of vulnerable and at-risk communities. To paraphrase the report: investing in resilience saves lives and money.
"Resilience is about empowering people to help themselves. It is about putting our plans and efforts at the service of their initiatives and their capacities. We must step past the artificial divide between humanitarian action and development, and constantly be there on the side of communities." - Elhaj As Sy
The IFRC in numbers
people reached with long-term services and development programmes
people reached with disaster response and early recovery programmes
people reached by disaster risk reduction programmes
people reached with health support